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The water sector – contributing to the implementation of Grenada’s NDCs

As of: June 2021

As an island state in the Caribbean, Grenada must prepare for an increase in extreme weather events and a rise in sea levels caused by climate change. The Grenadian government has identified the resilience of the water sector as a priority in all national climate strategy papers and plans, because the sector has much potential for increasing its resilience to climate change and for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The project focuses on advising the national water and sanitation authority (NAWASA) on how to improve its water and energy efficiency, and to this end, it promotes the introduction of renewable energies and supports the implementation of the strategy to reduce water losses. The implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions and the National Adaptation Plans of Grenada are supported by the project, as is the creation of the first climate-neutral water supply company in the Caribbean. These approaches will also be replicated throughout the region.
Predecessor project(s)
Grenada - Pilot Programme for an Integrative Adaptation Strategy

State of implementation/results

  • Videos about the component of water suppy online:…
  • Partnership with the Grenada-Chapter of the Caribbean Youth Environmental Network (CYEN) in form of an Essay Writing Competition:…
  • The project was successfully launched on 25 February 2020 in the presence of the Prime Minister of Grenada. The event was broadcast by all relevant national TV stations in Grenada. See press release:…
  • A virtual inception workshop was held in July 2020, where project content, objectives and safeguards measures were presented and discussed with key stakeholders from government, civil society, industry and experts over two half days:…
Some content and impressions of the workshop were shared on Twitter:… and…

Project data


Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Political partner(s):
  • Ministry of Infrastructure Development, Public Utilities, Energy, Transport and Implementation - Grenada

Implementing partner(s):
  • Ministry of Finance, Planning, Economic Development, Trade, Energy and Cooperatives - Grenada
  • National Water and Sewage Authority (NAWASA) - Grenada

BMU grant:
2.563.000,00 €

08/2019  till  07/2025

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